A young mother of one who was stabbed about 20 times and left for dead near the Vigie cemetery on Oct. 16, 2015, is now recovering well, according to sources at Victoria Hospital.
Mc Lana Bernard, 24, of Agard, Morne Du Don, Castries was initially listed as critical but in stable condition following the incident. However, medical sources have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the Sea Island Cotton Shop employee is “partially out of the woods”.
According to the sources, Bernard is now talking and able to walk short distances. If progress continues, she will be discharged within several days or weeks.
A relative told SNO that Bernard, a mother of a two-year-old son, not only remembers how the entire ordeal unfolded that tragic night but is concerned that her alleged attacker is out on bail.
A 30-year-old man, Dane Bissette, was granted $5,000 bail when he made his first court appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He has been charged with attempted murder.
Bissette, who is reported to be Bernard’s ex-boyfriend, was represented by Attorney-at-Law Alberton Richelieu and is set to make another court appearance on November 16, 2015.